Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Optional VA CLE program for continued VA accreditation (Separate registration required)
1:00 pm – 4:45 pm (with one fifteen-minute break and two 7 min. stretches)
Understanding the Basics of VA Benefits and Claims, Representation, and Appeals (click here for summary)
Karen McIntyre, R.N., VA Accredited Agent

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cocktail Party
All attendees and exhibitors are invited

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

6:30 am – 8:45 am
Registration and Breakfast
Breakfast courtesy of VAGA

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Don Quante and Karen McIntyre

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Understanding Non Service Connected Claims Post October 17, 2018 (click here for summary)
Victoria Collier, Esq.

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Break/Visit with exhibitors

10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Veterans Disability Compensation (click here for summary)
Rudy Beck, Esq.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch with exhibitor introduction

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Documenting Medical Evidence (click here for summary)
Karen McIntyre, VA Accredited Agent

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Completing the New Pension Financial Forms (click here for summary)
Karen McIntyre, VA Accredited Agent

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Break/Visit with exhibitors

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Annuity and Tax Issues Affecting VA Pension and Medicaid (click here for summary)
Don Quante, Financial Advisor

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Open Forum (click here for summary)
All speakers

WEDNESDAY EVENING   (EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND)

8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Informal Evening Jam Session (for more one-on-one time with VA experts) (click here for summary)
Karen McIntyre, Facilitator

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

7:00 am – 8:30 am
Breakfast
(Courtesy of VAGA)

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Understanding the Appeals Process – Both Legacy and Modernization Appeals (click here for summary)
Karen McIntyre, VA Accredited Agent

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Responding to Debt Notices and to Overpayment Demands (click here for summary)
Victoria Collier, Esq.

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Break/Visit with exhibitors

10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Special Guest Presentation:  Forever Young Senior Veterans (click here for summary)
Diane Hight, Founder and guest Veterans speaker(s)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch with door prize drawings

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Fees and Fee Agreements (click here for summary)
Victoria Collier, Esq.

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Substitution and Accrued - Burial Benefits (click here for summary)
Rudy Beck, Esq.

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Break/Visit with exhibitors

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC) click here for summary)
Karen McIntyre, VA Accredited Agent

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Open Forum (click here for summary)
All Speakers

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Friday, March 6, 2020

7:00 am – 8:30 am
Breakfast
(Courtesy of VAGA)

8:30 am – 9:45 am
Veterans Vocational Rehab, Nursing and State Home Placement, and Housing Grants (click here for summary)
Jack Rosenkranz, Esq.

9:45 am – 10:30 am
Research Made Easy (click here for summary)
Karen McIntyre, VA Accredited Agent

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Break/Visit with exhibitors

10:45 am – 11:45 am
Marketing Strategies for Your Firm (click here for summary)
Karen McIntyre, VA Accredited Agent

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Review of Case Studies (click here for summary)
Jack Rosenkranz, Esq., Facilitator
Conference Agenda

VAGA
Veterans Advocates
Group of America

2020 Veterans Benefits Conference
See the World of VA
Orlando, FL